JOHN GALLUCCI, JR. ELECTED TO THE SMITH INFECTIOUS DISEASES FOUNDATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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West Orange, NJ (January 23, 2013) – John Gallucci, Jr., MS, ATC, PT, DPT, was recently elected to the Board of Directors for the Leon Smith Infectious Disease Foundation. As a Board member, Gallucci will serve as a volunteer leader in supporting the foundation’s mission which is to conduct, support, and encourage research and studies in the general area of infectious diseases, their origination, contagion and cure, for the benefit of the public in Newark, NJ, its environs, and around the world.

ABOUT JOHN GALLUCCI, JR. AND JAG PHYSICAL THERAPY
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ABOUT THE SMITH INFECTIOUS DISEASE FOUNDATION
Dr. Leon Smith founded The Smith Infectious Diseases Foundation more than 20 years ago to further the field of infectious diseases and support the research by infectious disease experts that is continually required to combat the spread of infectious diseases, while enhancing clinical and medical care capabilities. The Smith Infectious Diseases Foundation has funded and continues to offer funding for scientific research and infectious diseases research at institutions such as Georgetown and Yale Universities, and has provided for the establishment of a medical clinic in Newark NJ, which became the first Viral Diagnostic Lab in New Jersey – and one of the largest H.I.V. and Hepatitis-C clinics in the United States. (Years earlier, Dr. Smith and his lovely wife, Peggy, helped establish the Queen of Angels Family Health Service, the first free medical clinic in Newark.) The size and scope of The Foundation’s work has steadily expanded over the years. Accordingly, the mission of the Foundation has evolved and it exists today “To conduct, assist, encourage and develop scientific, technical, medical, and non-medical research, investigations and studies for the benefit of the public in the general area of infectious diseases and their origination, contagion and cure; to conduct lectures and seminars; to collect data and information; and to publish scientific, technical, medical and other significant reports,” – and the needs are growing.